Uva, UEFA vice president: “We will stop football only if the situation degenerates”

first_imgMichele Uva, UEFA vice presidentHe said Tuesday that the European competitions, including the June European Championship, they will be interrupted only if the coronavirus emergency “degenerates” and that the body that manages European football is in a “waiting phase”, and in constant contact with the governments of the various countries.“We are in a waiting phase, we are waiting for all countries. Football must follow the indications it receives for the various countries. We try not to stop the competition“, said Uva in an interview with the Italian national radio station ‘Rai Radio 1 Sport’.“The development of competitions will be interrupted only if the situation degenerates“said the vice president of UEFA.The 2020 Eurocup will be organized in 12 different countries and will hold the opening match precisely in Italy, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. In total, there will be three games of the group stage in Rome, in addition to a quarter-final.Europe and Italy in particular live moments of emergency because of the coronavirus, which caused seven deaths and more than 280 infected in recent days in several regions of the north of the country. In this context, the Italian Government approved the Italian Football Federation to play matches in the affected areas behind closed doors. After four league games were postponed last week, several meetings of the next day, including the classic Juventus-Inter will be played without audiences for security reasons.Inter himself will be the first team to play without an audience in the Europa League, receiving the Ludogorets on Thursday in San Siro in the round of the round of 16.Grape also referred to the penalty recently inflicted by the UEFA Financial Control Committee at Manchester City, with thirty million euros of fine and the exclusion of European international competitions during the next two seasons.“We await the decision of the Sports Arbitration Court. The European rules are almost never similar to the national ones and UEFA is working so that some European rules also become mandatory in the leagues“, he said, when analyzing the possibility of canceling the national trophies won by the English team in the period (2012-2016) for which he was punished.last_img

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